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IDIOMS

Teaching Idioms to ESL learners!!!

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What are idioms?


Idioms are phrases which people use in everyday language which do not make sense literally but we understand what they mean words, phrases, or expressions that are not interpreted logically or literally

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What are idioms?


Unusual expressions that are either grammatically incorrect or have a meaning that cannot be comprehended through contextual clues

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Its Raining Cats and Dogs!!!! Its raining cats and dogs means:
a.

Cats and dogs are falling from the sky. Its raining very hard. Its not raining much at all. The weather is horrible. Ex: I cant go outside because its raining cats and dogs and I

b. c. d.

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get soaked

We have different kinds of idioms:


Animal idioms, Problems-difficulties, Feelings-emotions, Personality-character, Situations, Outdoors/nature.
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Animal idioms
Bark up the wrong tree A mistake made in something you are trying to achieve.

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Animal idioms
To say "I smell a rat" means that you suspect that something is wrong, or that someone is doing something dishonest or incorrect.

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Outdoors/nature
This kind of idioms contain naturebased expressions to convey a certain meaning.

Ot o r - n ls I i m 3 p ud osE g h d s g i o .

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Problems-difficulties
Off On The Wrong Foot: Getting a bad start on a relationship or task

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Feelings-emotions
A fish out of water
If you feel like a fish out of water , you feel uncomfortable because of an unfamiliar situation or unfamiliar surroundings. "As a non-golfer, I felt like a fish out of water at the clubhouse."

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Some common idioms To break the ice-To be the first to say or do something hoping that others will join you and their meanings:
To have a chip on your shoulderDescribes a person who is angry and defensive or who is always ready to argue or fight Over the hill-Old or too old to do something
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Some common idioms On cloud nine-Very happy or excited and their meanings:
Pulling your leg-Teasing you A leopard can't change his spotsYou cannot change who you are. All in the same boatWhen everyone is facing the same All rights reserved: Ermir Tashi & Oltjan challenges.

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